It is with great sorrow that we listened to President Obama’s speech about escalating US military intervention in Iraq and Syria to counter to horrific policies of ISIS. We have watched in horror over the past decade how the US invasion of Iraq opened the floodgates of sectarian hatred and supported an abusive Shia government, [...]
By Genevieve Vaughan The escalation towards war is continuing, the media is beating the drum and tension is increasing every day. In the Middle East the new enemy is ISIS. When I first heard the term I thought of the great Egyptian Mother Goddess of that name. Did this terminology mean that the US would [...]
Ten Years On...
April 9, 2013 marks ten years since the fall of Baghdad. Ten years since the invasion. Since the lives of millions of Iraqis changed forever. It’s difficult to believe. It feels like only yesterday I was sharing day to day activities with the world. I feel obliged today to put my thoughts down on the blog once again, probably for the last time.
by Janet Weil “The U.S. has caused more instability to the Iraqi people in the last twenty years than any other threat. By first supporting and arming Saddam, then sanctioning him, and then toppling his country’s entire infrastructure with bombing and occupation, we have caused this disaster in Iraq. Military intervention didn’t bring peace and [...]
by Janet Weil “Does my sassiness upset you?” – Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) This past week was punctuated, for me as for many people, by the news of two very different sorts of deaths. The natural passing away, at age 86, of author/performer/teacher Maya Angelou at home after a long life of many achievements; [...]
Dear American Mother, I wish you a good morning, if you are reading this in the morning, and I wish you a good evening if you are reading this in the evening. I am an Arab, eastern mother from Iraq. Today, I stand before you and share with you your day and give you my [...]